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The employment crisis in the hospitality sector.

  • 20-05-2022 1:18pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,880 ✭✭✭ political analyst

    According to the following article, which was published last Saturday (14 May), around 40,000 workers left the hospitality sector because of the pandemic.

    Obviously, many people who were out of work due to Covid restrictions got jobs in other workplaces. However, the numbers of people unemployed are bound to be still high because of the damage that has been suffered by the economy. So why are restaurants and other hospitality businesses still finding it difficult to recruit people? Even allowing for the 'benefits trap', many unemployed people would still seek work not just because of money but also because of self-respect.